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My baby daughter has a capillary hemangioma in her cheek.I want to find the best hospital?

My baby daughter has a capillary hemangioma in her cheek.I want to find the best hospital?

Lots of options: Find a doctor, or children's hospital that has a vascular anomalies clinic or specialty and get the opinion of people that see these all the time. Depending on size, etc, treatment may or may not be appropriate but there is a time crunch for certain treatments to be effective (like propranolol). ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Levitin
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Capillary Hemangioma (Definition)

A capillary hemangioma is a vascular anomaly. It is the most common type of hemangioma & has the appearance of a red, lumpy ...Read more


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What is a capillary hemangioma?

What is a capillary hemangioma?

Capillary bundle: Ch are spaghetti like collections of bundled capillaries in a common birth mark.They will generally grow faster than the kid for about 6-8 m, slow then start to shrink down into the skin leaving a pale or parchment like surface by the age of 4.Rarely do they need any work. If they might interfere with vision of distort the nose some dermatologists might treat to decrease size. ...Read more

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What is capillary hemangioma cause?

What is capillary hemangioma cause?

No one knows.: The theory is that these hemangioma of babies are from pieces of placenta that have broken off during pregnancy. This is because the hemangiomas stain for a protein called glut-1 that is only found in placenta. They are more commonly found in premature babies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of capillary hemangioma?

What are the symptoms of capillary hemangioma?

None to possible ble: Usualy there no symptoms but it can bleed if traumatized or become inflammed or black in color. Some peole have multiple lesions which are easily removed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Capillary hemangioma?

What is the definition or description of: Capillary hemangioma?

Capillary hemangioma: A capillary hemangioma is a vascular anomaly. It is the most common type of hemangioma & has the appearance of a red, lumpy area on the skin. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of capillary hemangioma?

Can you get rid of capillary hemangioma?

Yes: Depending on location different treatments are available. Laser treatments are often effective. If that doesn't work sometimes surgical excision is appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for capillary hemangioma?

What is the treatment for capillary hemangioma?

Patience: Ch will generally grow faster than the kid for about 6-8 m, slow then start to shrink down into the skin leaving a pale or parchment like surface by the age of 4.Rarely do they need any work. If they might interfere with vision of distort the nose some dermatologists might treat to decrease size.Rx varies;laser, injected med, oral meds, most will go away over time. ...Read more

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Any one know any thing about capillary hemangioma treatment?

Any one know any thing about capillary hemangioma treatment?

Multiple options.: Hemangiomas of infancy are the most common type. They can be treated with medicine, laser, surgery, or do nothing. Other types are usually treated with laser or surgery, but sometimes medicines are most appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the difference between capillary and cavernous hemangioma ?

What is the difference between capillary and cavernous hemangioma ?

Top vs bottom: Cappillary hemangiomas are in the top skin layers and cavernous deeper in the skin, see: http://goo.Gl/vivep. ...Read more

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What are capillary hemangiomas?

What are capillary hemangiomas?

Nests of capillarys: Infants often have nests of capillarys show up within the first month that can be localized, tiny, round or dominate a large area of skin. They grow faster than the child & surrounding nl skin, peaking in relative size about a year & have a strawberry like appearance. This rapid growth phaze is followed by slowing & reversal, often major patches decline & pale parchment like skin is left. ...Read more

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My 2 month old daughter has a hamengioma above her upper lip. Some doctors say its a capillary hamengioma while others say its cavarnous. What is the difference and how can we ascertain which one is it?

My 2 month old daughter has a hamengioma above her upper lip. Some doctors say its a capillary hamengioma while others say its cavarnous. What is the difference and how can we ascertain which one is it?

Small/large vessels: Infantile hemangiomas are benign vascular lesions that have a characteristic clinical course marked by early proliferation and followed by spontaneous involution by 9 years old. A capillary hemangioma is the most common type. It is made up of small capillaries that are normal in size and diameter, but high in number. A cavernous hemangioma is made up of larger blood vessels that are dilated. ...Read more

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What is the best procedure to treat a cavernous hemangioma of spinal cord?

Depends: If it is small or not causing nerve pressure or leading to weakness of the spinal column it can be observed. If it is causing such problems, it is removed by surgery. Depending on size and location, a fusion may be necessary. A spine surgeon can provide the options in an individual's case. ...Read more

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Is surgery the best solution for a very large liver hemangioma that gives symptoms such as pain?

Is surgery the best solution for a very large liver hemangioma that gives symptoms such as pain?

YES : Large hepatic hemangiomas of the liver are best managed surgically. Only when symptomatic . Make sure your surgeon is an experienced hepatic surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get hemangiomas?

Do a lot of people get hemangiomas?

Not common: Hemangiomas are benign overgrowths of blood vessels. The most obvious are on the skin and occur in infancy. But some also occur internally, most not causing a problem, but some associated with inherited vascular overgrowths and internal bleeding with changes in bodily function. See your family doctor or pediatrician if you suspect a problem in this area. ...Read more

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How to help baby with a deep hemangioma?

How to help baby with a deep hemangioma?

Maybe medication: You should go see a vascular anomalies center specialist, usually at a children's hospital. Your baby might benefit from a medication called propranolol, or laser treatment, or surgery. ...Read more

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What will help with cherry hemangiomas?

Propranolol, laser..: Cherry hemangioma usually means hemangioma of infancy in babies. These respond well to propranolol, laser, and sometimes steroids or surgery. ...Read more

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Hemangioma (Definition)

A birthmark often appearing as a rubbery, bright red nodule ...Read more